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Adam Herbert Wakenshaw VC (9 June 1914-27 June 1942) was an Englishmarker recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to Britishmarker and Commonwealth forces.


He was 28 years old, and a private in the 9th Battalion, The Durham Light Infantry, British Army during the Second World War, and was awarded a Victoria Cross for his actions on 27 June 1942 in Mersa Matruhmarker, Egyptmarker, where he was killed in combat.



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His Victoria Cross medal is displayed at the Durham Light Infantry Museum & Durham Art Gallery (Durham City, England).


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